Collins has pled guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, officials said. Court documents showed he required no hacking skills at all, creating fake email addresses - e-mail. He simply emailed the celebrities and asked them for their login information, which, it seems, they duly gave away. The video below, which had more than 23, views at the time of publication, details the steps required to dupe someone into handing over iCloud passwords with some pre-made HTML emails that really look like they come from Apple.
iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak | Macworld
It looks more likely that iCloud accounts of multiple Hollywood actresses were hacked after their photos, including some in the nude, were leaked on the Internet. After Jennifer Lawrence confirmed that the photos were indeed hers via her spokesperson, another affected actress Mary E Winstead confirmed that the photos were hers. However, she claims that she had deleted those photos from her phone long ago. To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves. Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. Also, it seems that many Apple users are not aware that photos remain in their iCloud accounts even if they delete them from the iPhones.
iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak
How should I go about doing that? Have you get the notice that iCloud storage is not enough? Or have you heard about the leaked photos?
Hacker claims to have a sex video of Lawrence and hundreds more photos of celebrities yet to be leaked. The photos, which appeared on image sharing forum 4Chan, were posted online on Sunday night, and the hacker who released them has claimed to have a film of Lawrence allegedly performing a sex act , which they also plan on circulating. Winstead has highlighted the level of hacking that went into obtaining the photos, claiming that the images of herself had been deleted. It's very difficult to perform this kind of targeted attack in one day, so it's very unlikely that iBrute was used for this attack, but maybe some evil guys found the same bug and used it.